n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Die geborgenheid van die onderwyser as voorwaarde vir opvoedende skoolonderwys : research article

Volume 67, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
  • E-ISSN: 2304-8557



Since 1994 the new political dispensation in South Africa has led to several disruptions in the education system. Teachers have not escaped the effects of this disruption, and many teachers manifest symptoms of insecure behaviour. Because of their insecurity, many teachers are unable to add pedagogical value to their teaching efforts. The disruption they are currently experiencing is, however, by no means more radical or acute than in other periods in South African history. A number of guidelines are offered by means of which (teachers' perceptions of) teacher security can be improved. This is done on the premise that strengthening teacher security and safety will not only enable teachers to understand their divine calling as well as the nature of pedagogical involvement with learners, but will indeed motivate them to also apply pedagogical principles and insight in actual classroom practice.

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